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Will Yu make history? — She could be first Asian American on state’s highest court

Will Yu make history? — She could be first Asian American on state’s highest court

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly King County Superior Court Judge Mary Yu will make history if she’s successful in her bid for an open seat on the Washington State Supreme Court.

$15/hour minimum wage may kill small businesses

$15/hour minimum wage may kill small businesses

By Sue Misao Northwest Asian Weekly In theory, a $15/hour minimum wage sounds great, until reality hits the small businesses that have to pay the

My Time in Oso — Part 1

My Time in Oso — Part 1

By Thao Tran Special to the Northwest Asian Weekly The Oso mudslide tragedy caused Thao Tran to reflect upon his connection with the town, and the 20 years he spent with the North Fork Stillaguamish River, which runs through the town. This is the first of two parts.

Korean American ‘living the dream’ as Federal Way chief of police

Korean American ‘living the dream’ as Federal Way chief of police

By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly Wearing three gold stars on the left collar, three more on the right, and a badge, Andy Hwang, who might be the state’s only Asian

Vote!

20 September 2008

The prevalent angle that much of the media has been spinning in the presidential election is their stress on the fact that, next year, we will either have a Black president or a female vice president. Either way - isn't it fantastic how far we've come?

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 27 No 39 | 9/20 - 9/260 Comments

Letter: In response to ID vandalism

20 September 2008

When I saw the degree of damage in Chinatown from vandalism today, I almost ventured out despite a heart condition, past my curfew, to mingle with what rowdies might be attracted here during days of serious moonlight.

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Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinion, Vol 27 No 39 | 9/20 - 9/260 Comments

Dearborn project moves forward after 3 years

Dearborn project moves forward after 3 years

13 September 2008

Community leaders in Little Saigon and Jackson Place are glad their collective voices were heard and key issues have been worked out for the neighboring Dearborn Street Development Project. They have agreed not to oppose the construction of the $300 million multi-use commercial development before the Seattle City Council or in court.

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Posted in Community News, News, Vol 27 No 38 | 9/13 - 9/190 Comments

Clearing up controversies of Cambodian festival

Clearing up controversies of Cambodian festival

13 September 2008

On Friday, Aug. 22, Chanda Sovan was having a good day. That is until she received word of an unflattering Northwest Asian Weekly article about the organization that she is president of, Asian American Dragon Boat Association (AADBA). Sovan couldn’t believe it. The article depicted their pageant and race as rigged and said that a slur was thrown around casually.

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Posted in Community News, Features, News, Vol 27 No 38 | 9/13 - 9/190 Comments

Gang vandalism in the ID

Gang vandalism in the ID

13 September 2008

Even the Fu lions guarding the gallery’s front doors were not fierce enough to deter vandals from covering them with what James Russell described as a “filmy” substance.

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Posted in Community News, Features, News, Vol 27 No 38 | 9/13 - 9/190 Comments

Shawn Wong: Pioneer in Publishing

Shawn Wong: Pioneer in Publishing

13 September 2008

The 1960s were a formative time for a second generation Chinese American like Shawn Wong. As an undergraduate student at UC Berkeley, he joined the nation in trying to grasp the evolving notion of identity.

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Posted in Community News, News, Profiles, Vol 27 No 38 | 9/13 - 9/190 Comments

Community Sports

Community Sports

13 September 2008

On Aug. 3, there was a Kin On badminton tournament held at Jefferson Community Center that raised over $5000. It was an opportunity for the community to get involved as well as stay active while raising funds to support Kin On, which serves the Asian elderly community in greater Seattle. This summer was the first […]

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Posted in Community News, Names in the News, News, Vol 27 No 38 | 9/13 - 9/190 Comments

A Picnic

A Picnic

13 September 2008

This year’s Asian Pacific Alliance Picnic was held on Aug. 9 in Lake Boren Park in Newcastle. The picnic was originally started to bring together friends and family from different Asian organizations around the Seattle area. There were sports like dodgeball, basketball, tennis and volleyball as well as a tug-o-war and three-legged race! Many familiar […]

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Posted in Community News, Names in the News, News, Vol 27 No 38 | 9/13 - 9/190 Comments

Festivities

Festivities

13 September 2008

The 68th annual Nisei Week Japanese Festival held in Los Angeles honored Fred Y. Hoshiyama as grand marshal, Sen. Daniel Inouye as honorary grand marshal and Gordon Tokumatsu as parade marshal.  The festival was established in 1934 during the Great Depression. Originally started by the Nisei to attract business to the Little Tokyo area and […]

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Honoring a civic leader

Honoring a civic leader

13 September 2008

On Aug. 26, Minister Wu Ying-yih with the Overseas Compatriot Affairs Commission R.O.C. visited Seattle. He was representing the president of Taiwan in honoring the late Ruby Chow for her contribution to the KMT. Chow was a restaurateur and a trailblazer for Asian American rights. She served three terms as a King County councilwoman. Chow […]

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Posted in Community News, Names in the News, News, Vol 27 No 38 | 9/13 - 9/190 Comments

Editorial: Dearborn is a go

13 September 2008

In 2012, rather than looking at a thrift store that has seen better days, we will see a 10-acre retail area. Detractors have called it an impersonal "mall" -- stating that it will damage family-owned businesses in Little Saigon, driving away some of the character that makes the International District unique.

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Posted in Editorials, Opinion, Vol 27 No 38 | 9/13 - 9/190 Comments

$3 million restaurant has big dreams

$3 million restaurant has big dreams

06 September 2008

Last Thursday, Duc Tran and nine other investors made a bold move — opening a $3 million Asian restaurant. It is one of the biggest if not the largest in King County.

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Posted in Business, Community News, News, Profiles, September 2008, Vol 27 No 37 | 9/6 - 9/121 Comment

Women Empowered

Women Empowered

06 September 2008

Thanks to trailblazers across the globe, women today are continuing to succeed in spite of hardships. Their success comes through hard work and dedication ó but what is also important is the balance between taking care of oneís self and taking care of others. This is the theme of the next Women of Color Empowered event, to be held at China Harbor Restaurant in Seattle on Friday, Sept. 26, at 11:30 a.m. This is an event honoring women who are accomplished in their fields, who have contributed to local communities of color in both traditional and nontraditional jobs.

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Posted in Community News, News, Profiles, September 2008, Vol 27 No 37 | 9/6 - 9/120 Comments

Japanese exchange students find social purpose

Japanese exchange students find social purpose

06 September 2008

Kensuke Kondo and Jun Kato are third-year students at Japanís prestigious Rikkyo University. During the month of August, Kondo, Kato and nine of their peers immersed themselves in the Seattle corporate world through iLEAP: The Center for Critical Service, at Antioch University.

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Posted in Community News, Education, News, Vol 27 No 37 | 9/6 - 9/120 Comments

Achievements in the arts

Achievements in the arts

06 September 2008

The Japanese foreign minister awarded his commendation to Mimi Gates, director of the Seattle Art Museum. As director of Yale University’s art gallery for nearly seven years, and director of Seattle Art Museum for over 14 years, Gates has achieved outstanding success in the U.S.-Japan cultural exchange field by organizing Japanese art exhibitions and a variety of educational and cultural programs in the U.S. and Japan.

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Posted in Community News, Names in the News, News, September 2008, Vol 27 No 37 | 9/6 - 9/120 Comments

National recognition

National recognition

06 September 2008

State Farm was honored as the 2008 Corporate Partner of the Year by OCA Aug. 2 at the Organization of Chinese Americans (OCA) convention in Washington, D.C. Ken Lam, VPO Heartland, accepted the award on behalf of State Farm.

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Posted in Community News, Names in the News, News, Vol 27 No 37 | 9/6 - 9/120 Comments

Lucky with love

Lucky with love

06 September 2008

In the bride’s words: “Willy and I met 15 years ago when I was working for him as an intern. We’ve kept in touch as friends through phone calls, saying ‘hi’ and ‘bye’ — nothing more.

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Posted in Community News, Names in the News, News, September 2008, Vol 27 No 37 | 9/6 - 9/120 Comments

‘Playa’ toes line between hilarious and offensive

‘Playa’ toes line between hilarious and offensive

06 September 2008

Christopher “C-dub” Wang, a fast-talking, 20-something ne’er-do-well still living at home with his parents in suburban LA, is played by Jimmy Tsai.

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Posted in At the Movies, Reviews, September 2008, Vol 27 No 37 | 9/6 - 9/120 Comments

Japanese aid worker killed in Afghanistan

06 September 2008

ABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A Japanese aid worker kidnapped in eastern Afghanistan has been killed, police officials said. Kazuya Ito, 31, was abducted near the city of Jalalabad early Aug. 26. Japan set up a task force in Kabul to seek his release, according to Japan’s foreign ministry. A Taliban spokesman claimed responsibility for the kidnapping.

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Posted in News, Vol 27 No 37 | 9/6 - 9/12, World News0 Comments

Aki Sogabe: Pioneer in Publishing

06 September 2008

Aki Sogabe Pioneer in Publishing Who could have imagined that a little girl in Japan experimenting with paper cutting would one day grow up to illustrate books and exhibit works of art in America?

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Posted in Community News, News, Profiles, September 2008, Vol 27 No 37 | 9/6 - 9/120 Comments

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